Vault hunters, the wait is officially over! Fallout 4 has been officially revealed this morning after what seemed like a long 24 hour countdown. What greeted us at the other side of that countdown was a very good looking cinematic trailer introducing us to what looks to be Boston, along with some other things.
The trailer begins with the camera zooming out of the TV with some classic jazz playing in the background, a familiar sound to any fan of the series. The camera than moves around what looks to be a destroyed house, fizzling in between shots of pre-apocalypse and current day. Over a radio, we hear a man talking about Vault-Tec, but we do not hear to much as the man starts to sound more worried as the trailer goes on. Perhaps they have a hand in what happened. We also get to see a German Sheppard walking through the house, which makes it seem like he could be one of our trusty companions.
Things take a turn for the worse as the bomb alarms start to go off and people start to panic. We hear the iconic, “War. War Never Changes,” as people scurry to and fro in attempt to make it to the vaults. What we see in the trailer is a shot of Vault 111, which looks to be the vault that players will start from at the beginning of the game. This is evidenced by a shot of a vault hunter exiting the vault after all is said and done.
What he sees is a wide expanse of war-torn wasteland, in what looks to be the Boston metropolitan area. The fact that the game is taking place in Boston was not explicitly stated, but some shots of various landmarks as the trailer goes on reveals that the game will in fact be taking place in Boston, and possibly some surrounding areas. Other things we see as we view some shots of the wasteland is what looks to be a futuristic looking pirate ship. We also see a huge dreadnought looking thing fly high over the sky towards the end. I would not be surprised if this has something to do with what Vault-Tec was working on before the war, but we do not know for sure.
Finally, the trailer ends with the dog walking up to a abandoned gas station, which holds a lot of familiar sites for Fallout fans. We see a Nuka-Cola vending machine, along with a Vault Boy bobble head and some comic books that we have seen from previous games. The centerpiece of the shot however is the piece of Power Armor that hangs in the middle of the garage. The trailer ends with a Vault Hunter walking down the road, crossing path with the dog. The hunter bends down to pet the dog, and the two venture off into the sunset. Trailer ends.
It was everything that we were expecting from the heavily anticipated trailer. We did not receive any information in terms of release date, but that will most surely come at their press conference on June 14th, along with a 20-30 minute demo. However, we did find out that the game will be coming out for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Pretty much expected.
The trailer obviously leads us with some questions…and a whole bunch of excitement. I am already on board as I am sure a lot of other people are as well. More info will be coming in the foreseeable future, but in the meantime, we have this trailer to watch over and over again…